Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

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CAROL L. FOLT took office as Carolina's 11th chancellor and first woman leader on July 1, 2013.

An internationally recognized environmental scientist and award- winning teacher, Folt served as interim president of Dartmouth College during 2012-2013. She also was Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences at the prestigious Ivy League institution. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

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Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the South Building

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CAROL L. FOLT took office as Carolina's 11th chancellor and first woman leader on July 1, 2013.

An internationally recognized environmental scientist and award- winning teacher, Folt served as interim president of Dartmouth College during 2012-2013. She also was Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences at the prestigious Ivy League institution. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

Carol Folt

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Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the South Building

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CAROL L. FOLT took office as Carolina's 11th chancellor and first woman leader on July 1, 2013.

An internationally recognized environmental scientist and award- winning teacher, Folt served as interim president of Dartmouth College during 2012-2013. She also was Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences at the prestigious Ivy League institution. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

Carol Folt

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State Budget Update

June 15, 2011

Dear Carolina Faculty and Staff:

I know that you've all been reading the news about the state budget, so you know that, like all state agencies, we're facing big cuts. At Carolina, we're bracing for cuts of 14 percent or more.

The permanent cut of almost 5 percent that we proactively took effective July 1 will only marginally ease the pain of this new round of reductions. These cuts will undoubtedly hurt our teaching mission because state appropriations primarily support undergraduate education. And we'll see further cuts to administrative units that have already absorbed significant reductions to protect the classroom experience for our students.

As painful as these new cuts will be, there were some positive developments in the budget process. Our legislators funded critical areas like enrollment growth, need-based financial aid and graduate student tuition remissions.

I know that you are all anxious to know how this new round of cuts will affect your units. But it will be more than a month before we know the actual budget cut for Carolina. The budget must be officially certified by the Office of State Budget and Management, and the UNC Board of Governors will then determine how reductions will be distributed to all 17 system campuses.

I'll share more information when we have additional details. We're doing our best to manage this year's budget, and I know you already understand that it's not going to be easy. This will, by far, be our most difficult year of the economic downturn.

I appreciate all that you do to make Carolina the wonderful place that it is for our students. We will continue to be a great university.

Sincerely,

Holden Thorp


Carol L. Folt

Carolina's 11th Chancellor

Carol Folt in front of the South Building

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CAROL L. FOLT took office as Carolina's 11th chancellor and first woman leader on July 1, 2013.

An internationally recognized environmental scientist and award- winning teacher, Folt served as interim president of Dartmouth College during 2012-2013. She also was Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences at the prestigious Ivy League institution. Read more...

“I believe that Carolina can be the leader in shaping the path for the great public universities in America. By preserving excellence and innovation, access and affordability, and a deep commitment to the state, we can gather strength to innovate and meet new challenges.”

Carol Folt

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